Diet and Nutrition

Diet & Nutrition

What to do After the Diet – Avoid the Post Diet Binge


In the spring of 2006, I began my most successful dieting effort to date, and over the course of 12 weeks I would accomplish the impossible. Beyond the usual insanity accompanying a restricted carbohydrate intake, I was at the same time fighting the symptoms of an undiagnosed case of hypothyroidism that would go undetected until March 2010. I felt like ... Read More »

Why You Should Be Skipping Breakfast: The Secrets of Intermittent Fasting


From fat to sickeningly anorexic and all points between, Martin Berkhan has occupied all parts of the physique spectrum. Today, he lives and breathes the life of a natural albeit non-competitive bodybuilder, a feat made all the more laudable provided his unrepentant fondness for cheesecake. He trains only two to three times in a given calendar week, eats all the ... Read More »

Elemental Fat Loss: Six Weeks to Grecian Proportions


Summer is right around the corner, just in time to make you feel guilty about your indulgence in one too many late night pizza runs. If there’s some holiday excess still loitering about your waistline, then worry not: today we’re talking fat loss…rapid fat loss. I wish everyone could take the long, slow, and steady approach to dieting, but the ... Read More »

BodyBuilding Principles with Shelby Starnes Vol. 3 – Very Low Carb Diets


Sure, you can always pick up unsolicited advice from your local locker room guru, but what are the chances of it actually being good advice? Unfortunately, the odds aren’t in your favor. That’s why we gave renowned nutritionist and successful bodybuilder Shelby Starnes his own column to answer your training and dieting questions. You see, unlike the big guy at ... Read More »

Cheat Your Heart Out: Eat What You Want and Lose Fat


I remember the days of hardcore bodybuilding diets, the 80s and 90s of pure protein, little carbs, and zero fat – I’m talking plain chicken and broccoli five meals per day that were popularized by ripped dudes like Sly Stallone. (In fact, I remember reading an article about how Stallone got shredded for Rocky 4. His diet? “Nothing but tuna ... Read More »